I don’t need to tell you that regular deodorants and antiperspirants are full of chemicals that are carcinogenic and mess with your hormones (and your future children’s). The smell of them is putrid to me now that I have been using natural ones for years. I get headaches if I’m around someone who is wearing them and I can’t even breathe if someone sprays it near me! These are the best natural ones I have found that actually work. I recently started making my own and it also works very well and is cheap as chips.
Lavanila Sport Luxe Stick $16.95
A bit of a strong smell but one I got used to and ended up liking. I use this in winter when I am not planning to do too much physically.
No Pong Deodorant Paste $5.95
This one has a faint but very pleasant smell, goes on super smooth and works all day.
Black Chicken Axilla Deodorant Paste $18.50
Costs a bit more but this one is my favourite and the jar lasts a long time. I can put this on in the morning, go out all day and night in the height of summer and still smell fresh as a daisy even if I have been out dancing.
MyAura Organics Deodorant Stick $9
Just found this one at Coles and Woolworths and thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed! Smells amazing, glides on easily, inexpensive and best of all – it works!!
1/4 cup bicarb soda
1/4 cup arrow root powder or corn starch
5 tablespoons coconut oil
Combine baking soda and arrow root powder in a bowl and mix with a fork. Start with about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and add it to the baking soda mixture, working it into a paste. I added essential oils of lemongrass, tea tree and lavender but you dont have to – I just like a little bit of a scent plus all 3 have anti-bacterial properties.